Saturday, September 15, 2007

Fock Kee Seafood Restaurant, Jalan Peel, Kuala Lumpur

Our first "official" food review.....We had a filling dinner for 2 tonight at a restaurant we've never visited before. The restaurant is located in a row of 3 brightly- lit restaurants, within Queens Park. We had a giggle when we read the restaurant name....Fock Kee Seafood Restaurant. Next to it was a steamboat restaurant boasting seafood from Pulau Ketam.

The restaurant has a pictorial menu, unfortunately not all dishes have English translations to their names. As we could not read Mandarin, we chose our dishes according to the pictures and the waitress' accompanying explanation. We mostly went with the "chiu pai" (house speciality) dishes. As its name suggests, this place sells crabs, prawns and the likes, but since we were not in the mood to spend time mucking through shells and bones, we ordered its other fuss-free specialities.

First up, we ordered the deep-fried boneless honey chicken. Succulent pieces of chicken coated in sticky sweet sauce with a hint of crunchiness to the skin and edges. Deboned drumstick meat was used for each piece, making each piece tender and juicy to the bite. Too bad there were only 6 pieces in total, we could have gone on all night with this RM10, it was really reasonably priced.

The chicken dish

We also ordered the restaurant's own-made seafood tofu with gravy. Despite its name, there was no seafood accompanying this dish, but the tofu had a rich eggy taste with a hint of seafood blended into it. This dish got a thumbs up from both of us as well. RM9 for a portion for 2.

The restaurant's own-made tofu

Our third dish was a pretty simple loh hon chai (mixed vegetable) dish with pieces of beancurd skin. This tasted well...pretty normal, hence got somewhat sidelined by the other 2 dishes (which we were, admittedly, concentrating on). Also RM9 for a portion for 2.

Loh Hon Chai (mixed vegetables)

Fock Kee (giggle) provides a free bowl of soup to all its diners. Tonight, it was old cucumber soup in chicken stock to accompany our meal.

Free soup

Our total bill came up to RM31, which was pretty decent for a "tai chow" type of meal.

Fock Kee Seafood Restaurant
# QP30 & QP30-1,
Queen's Park Retail Centre, Jalan Shelley,
55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: 019-6111999

This restaurant is located along Jalan Peel, at the Queen's Park Retail Centre which is next to a Carrefour hypermarket. Jalan Peel, for those who are unfamiliar, is adjacent to the Jalan Pasar, Pudu area. If you choose to park within the Queen's Park compound, the parking fee is RM1, flat rate.

Our rating system for overall satisfaction with what we eat and where we eat....

1-bam = don't even bother
2-bam = good enough to fill the tummy
3-bam = a very good restaurant in its category
4-bam = excellent cooking, worth a detour
5-bam = exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey

We would give this restaurant a 3-bam rating.


Precious Pea said...

I will be posting on the steamboat restaurant next to this Fock Kee soon. Haha..i was also laughing when i saw the name..sounds like 'Forky'.

Jessica said...

Hi Precious Pea, looking forward to reading about your steamboat review....planning on returning to Jalan Peel and eat at the other 2 restaurants in that row! Have fun!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

hahah.. i done a review b4 on a restaurant that nearby that area..can give it a try..its under my list of restaurants..pretty good and fuss free food also

Jessica said...

joe - couldn't find your article, what was the name of the restaurant?